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Industry Advisory Board

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Industry Advisory Board was created in June 2008. The primary role of the Board is to provide advice and guidance to Embry-Riddle Worldwide on course content and programs, ensuring they are relevant and meet the needs of today’s aerospace leaders and business professionals.

Due to the nature and mission of Embry-Riddle Worldwide, meetings are held at various locations around the country. Meetings have been held at Atlanta, Georgia Airport Authority, Boeing’s Long Beach, California facility, Federal Express's headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, Lockheed-Martin’s manufacturing facility in Ft. Worth, Texas, the Metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee Airport Authority, NetJets corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and ERAU’s Worldwide Headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Board Members

  • Col. James Callahan, USAF (Ret.)
    • Director of Business Development
    • R & K Enterprise Solutions
  • Tom Conard
    • Director, Business Development
    • Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Kimberly Gavaletz
    • Vice President
    • Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics
  • Elmar Giemulla Ph.D.
    • Professor of Law
    • Berlin Institute of Technology
  • Tom Harris
    • President
    • Alliance Aviation Services
  • Michael Heil Ph.D.
    • President and CEO
    • Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • Tom Henricks
    • Partner
    • Newport Board Group
  • Lance Linguist
    • VP Finance/Chief Financial Officer
    • Texas Aero Engine Services Limited (TAESL)
  • Brig. Gen. Robert E. Mansfield Jr., USAF (Ret.)
  • Scott Ogden
    • Vice President
    • FedEx Aircraft Maintenance
  • Gwen Schallow Ph.D.
    • Captain
    • United Airlines
  • Lt. Gen. Randall Mark Schmidt USAF (Ret.)
    • President & CEO
    • PointBlank, LLC
  • Jay B. Shelat
    • Executive Vice president, Sales & Marketing
    • QuantumID Technology
  • Tony Velocci
    • Advisor, Aerospace and Defense
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Jennifer J. Wise
    • Captain
    • Southwest Airlines
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